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. >>> new treasury secretary jack lew weighs in on the markets and the american economy. his interview just ahead. >>> and the tsa under fire. the growing backlash over knives on planes. what every traveler needs to know. good evening, everyone, and welcome to our public television viewers. suzy, the market beat goes on and on. >> it's like the energizer bunny. it just keeps going and going. the dow marches on higher for the tenth day in a row, the first time since 1997 -- 1996. it ended at 14,539. the nasdaq added 14 and the broader s&p 500 gained almost 9 points, and it's now just 2 points away from its own record high close. >>> there is some concern that the rise in the markets may have been too high too fast. and this could be the start of a market bubble. but newly installed treasury secretary jack lew tells steve liesman not so. >> the analysis i've seen doesn't give me reason to be worried right now. >> we'll have more of steve's interview with the treasury secretary in just a few minutes. >>> as the dow hits unprecedenteded heights and the s&p 500 nears its own peak tantalizingly c
in a way@ that does not expose the economy to rest in does not require a taxpayer bailout. i think that the tools are in place to do that. again, it is a matter of using those tools. there are couple of things that the regulators need to do. they need to have these banks to restructure themselves to make them simpler so that they are easier to break up. as a work in progress. they also need to force them to issue more long-term unsecured debt that would be available for lots -- loss absorption of four of them fails. the starter capitol requirements but we also need minimums for long-term debt as well. and that would make them more resolvable and also, level the playing field between the cost and the smaller institutions. melissa: people walk around now and say to big to fail is alive and well. nothing has really changed. to you agree? >> i think we are making progress. the rating agencies have downgraded some what the mega banks. they still get cheap funding when the go to the market. much cheaper than the smaller banks. we have made progress. my former agency has come forth with s
the negativity out there i believe optimism is in the air. the stock market record highs, the economy is picking up, president obama in a charm offensive because his polls are way down. in fact he's now talking corporate tax reform. even pushing democrats on entitlement reform or so he says. now i know, i know, my favorite president reagan trust by verify, but i think there's some optimism out there and i'm going to do my best now to persuade my pal, conservative superstar ann coulter. she's the author on set for the full hour. jimmy williams. and michelle caruso-cabrera. ann coulter, i know you think i'm nuts but i'm telling you the stock market is a great signal. the republicans won on the sequester. obama's poll are down so now he's having to come to the negotiation table. i like this story. i want to be optimistic about this story. >> um, i want to be optimistic too. but i want to be realist jig. all,000 are the financial maven and i would normally defer to you, that's the only thing i'm pessimistic about. i think the economy -- i would not count on the stock market continuing to go up. i kn
are eliminated among tpp member nations, the japanese economy would benefit. an the prime minister said now is the last chance to join the talks. he pointed out that the negotiations started two years ago. and he said it's clear any rules participants have already agreed upon would be difficult to reverse. abe stressed japan is for now just joining the talks. he promised to work out an agreement that suits the nation's interests and use japan's negotiating power to secure for certain sectors such as agriculture. abe said many countries are opening up their markets including the u.s., nations in europe and emerging economies in asia. he said if japan misses the opportunity to join the tpp, it will inevitably be left behind. the man who has previously served as general counsel of the office for the united states trade representative made a positive comment on japan's decision to join the tpp talks. >> i think the united states has long wanted japan to join tpp. there are benefits for us from a strategic point of view from the standpoint of u.s./japan alliance. there are strategic benefits. an
tryg to time thearke gyrations. >> overall you think the stronger than expected economy is what is going to power the market to higher levels, to that 1700 that you see in the s&p 500. but which specific sectors of the market do you think will lead the way? >> well, i like most of the cyclicals better than the defensive stocks, tyler. i think as the market keeps going higher, more and more people are underallocated to economic sensitivity. so i really like the manufacturing stocks, the industrials, and the basic materials. i think the financial stocks ve done well and wil coinue to dwe. an i would look at trying to put a little bit into technology stocks that have been really bad for the last year. i think i'm seeing confidence in ceos rise and capital spending going up, and i think that sector could come to life yet in the second half of this year. >> jim, as you know, federal reserve policymakers are meeting on tuesday. do you -- nobody is really expecting any significant change in policy. but do you expect any change in tone and conversation? and how might that impact investo
in the economy. >> well, that is right. we are doing a lot of healing. housing market is finally showing signs of turning around. we have had increases in home prices nationwide, and home construction and home sales are up, and we show in the report that we have worked off a lot of the excess nationwide from the bubble years. the excess construction that took place. we are starting from the low base, but it look like housing will now be a tailwind instead of a headwind and we added 48,000 construction jobs last month which is a positive development going forward. >> i know that the president feels this way certainly that more work needs to the be done on jobs, but do you feel that the moves that have been made in job growth are significant enough to satisfy main street, because if you look at the latest abc news poll, it shows a disconnect once again between the p president's progress on the economy and the way that main street feels about his progress on the economy. >> well, the president certainly is not satisfied. you know, he came to office, and we were losing over 800,000 jobs a month. t
. that's why housing's come back. that's why the stock market's come back. that's why the economy's come back. if we see some sort of bump in the road with respect to employment, i think that could really surprise people. now, from an historical perspective, the job gains that we're seeing relative to history are very slow. that's why we like to talk about the construct of the u.s. market in a bit of nursery rhyme-type situation where it's the little engine that could. we continue to kind of climb higher and trudge higher, slow job growth, slow gdp growth, slow earnings growth and low interest rates is a great, great time to be invested in equities. bear in mind, investing is not a binary event. you have to own fixed income, commodities, real estate and own some equities. it's not an either/or type of event. but overall from a longer-term perspective, we still believe that people are you understand exposed equities because of the ills of the last 20 years. >> john, i really want to ask brian, he said 1425 close on the s&p. it close the at 1426. i don't know how he got it so wrong there.
, think of the deficit as a stimulus to the economy. neil: a stimulus to the economy. he has always been that way. it pays to focus on what bill gates and doing now, he is on a spending mission, he leaves little doubt about what he thinks of republican mission and their drive to cool it on the spending without thinking about results, his biggest fear, congress cutting foreign aid. the man said that foreign raid does a lot of good for the planet. to gauge the more good than bad without a doubt, that is why the guy, he was in washington today pushing hard. urging freshmen lawmakers not to give up the fight or spending on those 2 need the help -- who need the help the most, tonight. decide whether a man can or should stop congress from closing some spending doors, perhaps of all of the interviews i've done with bill gates over the years from earliest days at microsoft or before he became the power house to keeping his juggernaut going once it was a power house to going full time in charity business, this day is for me the most meaningful and consequential, not because of anything i asked of
guys just get really cold? [laughter] first let's talk about the top story tonight, the fragile economy. economic growth is stagnated. unmyment is stub bornly high and by midnight tomorrow the spending cuts, sequester, congress and the president subjected themselves to to force them to make a deal before the sequester took effect because the effects would be so drastic and dire that it's taking effect. listen, this is bad news my brothers. you can imagine what the mood on wall street is. >> hope and optimism here on wall street. >> merger mania is back. >> the highest bubble since 2005. >> merger mania is back with a vengeance. >> jon: ah-ha! whoo! what else would it be back with? humility? no (bleep) vengeance. the merger mania. who are the lucky couples. details. >> offense depot and office max are merge. >> and higher busch and groupo modelo. >> warren buffett is buying heinz. >> jon: jiffy pop and jiffy lube. the two office companies makes sense, not so clear on why buffett and heinz are getting together. i guess it's a strategic value add the acquisition for buffett tour a terrible
the world's second largest economy, after the united states. and it is the second largest foreign holder of u.s. debt, about 7.5% of the total. but the two nations' economic relationship has been marred recently by allegations of widespread cyber-attacks on american targets. >> increasingly, u.s. businesses are speaking out about their serious concerns about sophisticated, targeted theft of confidential business information and proprietary technologies through cyber intrusions emanating from china on an unprecedented scale. >> woodruff: china's foreign minister initially dismissed the allegations, but on tuesday a spokeswoman took a different tone. >> ( translated ): what the internet needs is not war but rules and cooperation. china is willing, on the basis of the principles of mutual respect and mutual trust, to have constructive dialogue and cooperation on this issue with >> woodruff: u.s. officials welcomed that statement, and today, white house press secretary jay carney said president obama telephoned xi to congratulate him on his election. as for the cyber-attack issue... >> i can
it raises cannot continue. it is a threat to this country. it is a threat to our economy. common sense confirms it. any belief in science tells me to believe that there is no bigger problem. [bell] >> let me quote the cheney who said ronald reagan taught us deficits do not matter. dick cheney was wrong. he is wrong then and he is wrong now. deficits matter. anyone who supported the bush has no business talking about debt. [booing] i helped bill clinton balanced the budget and built a surplus because we had good economic times. good economic times should pay down the deficit as clinton did but to reagan and bush did not. in bad times you have to stimulate and the airtime as president obama is doing. it is like listening to lectures on hygiene from type 40 -- typhoid mary. is more important to america's pursuit of happiness? which is more dangerous to america's pursuit of happiness? eight 350 format before a 44 ounce big gulf. if you come to my house, you would find guns but no cans of soda. i have the right wing position on the giant drink soda thing. i do not like the idea. idea of the
expands opportunity by growing the economy. it strengthens the safety net are retooling government and restores fairness by ending cronyism. [applause] and by setting priorities and choosing wisely, we have a plan to pay off our debt. in fact, we balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes. [applause] how do we do this? it's really pretty simple. we stop spending money we don't have. go figure. you know, historically we've paid a little less than one fifth of our income in taxes to the federal government each year. but the government has spent a lot more, so our budget matches spending with income. we say to washington but we are willing to pay is what you're able to spend. washington should do the same thing. the crucial question isn't how we balance the budget. it's why we balanced the budget. the budget as a means to an end. we are not balancing the budget as an accounting exercise. for not just trying to make the numbers out of. we are trying to improve people's lives. our debt is a threat to this country. we have to tackle this problem before it tackles us. today i wa
to work productively, for us to roll up our sleeves and get the economy working again, get the millions of people who are struggling to find jobs back to work again. and i am hopeful this conversation today was a positive step in that direction. >> any questions? >> a lot of this conversation has been focused on entitlement reform. i am wondering if you heard anything in there that the president said about a willingness to bring down the cost of entitlements. >> the president has says paul -- has said publicly and reiterated privately he understands that until -- let me put it the way i like to put it. until you make the eligibility for entitlements, you can never solve the problem. until you solve the entitlement concerned, in a way that saves medicare and saves social security and medicaid, because the trusties he appointed are all in trouble, you also cannot save health care, you cannot save the country until you fix this problem. i think the president understands that. his political base is pretty wedded to trying to get additional revenue as a condition of solving the problem. ther
, and middle-class alike. economy isar as the concerned, we are to come together and make it grow. people have been coming out of prison who have been locked up for years and have no sense of direction for what they will do when they get out, just because jobs require certain backgrounds. the money that we pay the why don't we use that to provide a job where everybody gets an opportunity to get off welfare and food stamps? a program should be put in place for those on financial assistance from the government to do some type of work, to earn what they get. those incentives that are being given could be used to develop the economy. thank you, c-span. host: on twitter -- al writes about cpac. that the editorial this morning on cpac from al cardenas as cpac joins its 40th year. travis is on the republican line. caller: there should be a progressive tax on revenue. and i would like to see campaign funds taxed. on the second amendment, it's as we shall not have any infringement [indiscernible]. take care. host: this remark from liz smith -- "usa today" has a story getting attention this friday morni
they need to compete in a very tough economy. today the federal government currently operates more than 50 different job training programs, many of which are duplicative. at a cost of $18 million annually to taxpayers. with nearly 20 million americans unemployed or underemployed, it's time to cut through the red tape and start training individuals with the skills they need to find high-paying middle-class jobs. mrs. wagner: that's why the house will take up the skills lap, which overlaps training programs which eliminates unnecessary red tape so state and local resources goes directly to job seekers. according to the report released by st. louis community college, 76% of employers said that employees lack proper training to contribute right away on the most important demand certificates for job openings were for registered nurses. the skills acts addresses those needs. we need to invest in nurses, manufacturing assistants and cut the ineffective government programs that do little to train employees for the skills they need. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back
and the mainstream media? well, the tide has finally turned on the economy. case in point. the l.a. sometimes says the u.s. economy improving better than expected, on track for stronger growth than predicted. upward revisions for gdp by major banks, but on varney, we like to sort of bring you back to reality. is this all really cracked up to what it's supposed to be cracked up to be? we know unemployment is high. there's budget gridlock in washington and higher taxes on the horizon and exploding government debt. we'll have the angles, good and bad because on "varney & company" we keep it real and we're about to begin. ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-cond stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all onhinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ from td ameritrade. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative softwa
decides to take part, what would be the impact on i wants economy. there are advantages and disadvantages. here are some of the major issues. u.s. tariffs are 5% for testi televisions and 2.5% for cars. it could enable japanese makers to sell them cheaper. more exports will help create more jobs in japan. the government estimates the real gross domestic product will grow about $33 billion. that's an extra growth of 0.06%. japan imposes import if tariffs are abolished the total production would be cut by $31 billion. that's a 40% drop from the current output. now let's get a check on the markets. the dow jones is higher for a tenth day. it rose about 0.06% to 14,539 posting another record high. investors continue to see a rosier picture for the world's largest economy. to see how stocks are performing this friday we're going to switch over to ramin. the positive momentum just continues in the u.s. and the nikkei also saw gains yesterday. is that continuing this friday? >> it doesn't seem. we should see further gains. i'll come to the opening levels right now for friday march 15th. let's ha
for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to yo pbs station froviewers like you thank yo >> woodruff: china officially installed its new leader today. xi jinping took the final step in affirming his status, adding the post of president to his other positions of power. the delegates arriving at beijing's great hall of the people had been carefully selected. and once inside, they did just as expected, formally electing xi jinping as president. ( applause ) he was the only candidate, and won 2,952 votes. a lone delegate voted no, and three abstained. >> ( translated ): it meets the popular expectations, and it meets the expectations of the chinese people and t
of law. they have tremendous workloads, but they keep this economy going. and if you slow that down, if you slow down civil dispositions where contracts are waiting to be enforced with the plant is quick to be built or so forth, whether the damages are going to be paid through someone who was the victim of the breach of conduct. if you're going to cause dismissal of the suits because of criminal suits, criminal prosecutions because of the light, then you're threatening the efficiency of the legal structure. thank you very much. to have one of the comments i want to share with you, this month you will hear cases that are of the utmost importance to many american families. that is with the gay americans have the right to marry straight couples and whether the congress can deprive legally married gay couples of the federal recognition and benefits. i mention this not because i expect either of you to speak on this issue. in fact i know you will not. president bill clinton who resigned doma enchilada and now requests its demise recently wrote the question of the cases rests on, quote, w
this uptrend later today. > what is the stock market telling us about the economy? yesterday we had better-than- expected news coming from the labor market. jobs are being added. is that giving a boost to the market? > > you know, all signs point to that we are just in this low- volatility grind upward. i don't think the professional community - traders on the floor, brokers - really think that the economy is on solid footing yet. but, boy, if it does, if we do see a turnaround and gdp does start to pick up, who knows what then? > aren't you one of those traders who is seeing a rotation out of apple and into google? > > yeah. you know what, it is very interesting, because for about the last two weeks or so now, we have seen apple really hold major support at $425 - $420, $425. major support. and now maybe google is a little bit tired. so, where the people that had the flip side of that just two or three months ago, out of apple, into google, you are starting to see that rotation come to play now. > pleasure to have you on the show. thank you scott. > > take care angie. a former jp morgan e
to the economy? >> i think you cannot get these kind of cuts without -- >> what cuts? i'm talking about freezing -- >> hold on. i know you're a young politician. i like young politicians more than old politicians. but whatever you are, you got to wait. because i let you go. right? let's do that. i think the answer is if you look at taking a big bite out of the jobs in the public sector, and taking away the spending that goes throughout the entire economy, that hurts growth. that's the biggest problem. i think an issue for you is i think it's great to have someone who's 23 out there running. i think that is great in both parties. we have way too many senior citizens making decisions for the rest of us. i'm with that. the question i have for you is, if you're going to go in your district, prince william counties is one of the biggest counties. >> 70,000 federal workers. >> you know where i'm going. that's the debate have. what's the largest employer there? >> 70,000 people. 1 out of every 10 people in my district works for the federal government. >> you're going to run. this is the question. you'r
's less impinging on the economy. you keep hearing the economy is ready to take off. if we can get the government out of the way for a couple years we can get some really nice growth and that will change things up and i think they are sceeding in denuclearizing our conflicts. no fiscal cliffs, no debt defaults. let the economy grow for a change. >> woodruff: what are you hearing. >> the government has to get out of the way, i love that. that's a great one after what we've been through in this country with absolutely no control. and we just learned again this week that the bank's too big to fail, too big to be reprimanded, controlled by the federal government. but i'd say this, judy. there's an old line in politics you dance with the girl who -- barack obama didn't do that. for the past seven years he's gone into hundreds if not thousands of rooms, people with large egos, people with great accomplishments, people who are great skeptical toward him and he went in and he charmed them to the point not only they supported him they wrote checks for him. he comes to washington and that s
and what we really need to do is to focus on growing the economy. the deficit is there. we can deal with it. but growing the economy is the first priority. >> yeah. >> congressman ryan, president obama campaigned on protecting the middle class. so why all of a sudden is chained cpi up there for grabs. even nancy pelosi is starting to embrace it here. are we seeing the democrats shift towards the republican position on protecting the big three? >> well, i'm not sure nancy pelosi is there just yet. i thought she was very careful on what she said, protecting the poor, protecting those seniors. so everything's fungible. and i'll go over battles for the poorest of the poor, our children and senior citizens with nancy pelosi any day of the week. and i'm confident in the house with the leadership of people like keith and john that we will be able to hold a line on some of this from the democratic side. but it does get worrisome every now and again when you hear these comments. i know you've got to be conciliatory and be ready for a grand bargain, but we're not going to sell our soul in the process
. he has an economic ph.d. as he inherits a slower growing economy, he'll face pressure to tackle china's widening wealth gap. eunice yoon joins us now with more. there were 2940 yes votes, six who abstained and three who voted no. >> yeah. an overwhelming majority of the people decided to vote him in. but at the same time, most people had expected that he would have the support of the vast majority of the people. he is really seen as a capable steward of the economy, which is really important because the premier shift is the most important job of the premier is really to manage the economy. he's been credited with helping to really navigate china through a very difficult time through the financial crisis. and also to push through much needed reforms. a lot of people think that he is going to go down with his well with his counterparts overseas. he speaks good english. he's been described as being very informed. but he does have his critics. there are people here who have said that he's too passive, he's indecisive and he hasn't been total lly forgiven for a role h played regarding heal
that oil is going to be part of this economy for generations to come. we need that oil. the fact is the keystone xl pipeline which is project we've been working on a number of years will help increase our domestic production of oil from a safe and secure neighbor and it will help us to create jobs on that during the construction which is very important. >> neil: so from your vantage pointed and when you hear from environmentalist friends loyal to the president, he is going to do this and they are not going to forget about it. if he goes ahead and wants to complete the pipeline, do you think that will cause serious problems for the president? >> i don't know how many problems it will cause. the fact of the matter is, the studies have looked at this pipeline that have been conducted -- there have been many of them -- have been done thoroughly point to the fact that much of the rhetoric that the environmentalists of using doesn't pan out. so if he is going to make a decision on the record, the record supports building this pipeline. it's not all the vitriole doesn't pan out in the s
. but they keep this economy going. if you slow that down and civil dispositions, where the damages are going to be paid to someone who is the victim of a breach of contract, if you are potentially going to cause this because of criminal suits due to delayed, then you are threatening the efficiency of the legal structure. .. president clinton who signed down into the recently wrote the question is whether it is consistent with the principles of the nation that on history to, quality and justice above all and is therefore unconstitutional, and quote. in the time that his pastor 1996, my view along with president clinton and colleagues, their face and makeup of our families herbology for what i think is for the better. those of us in congress, regardless for religion or party represents you in and nothing relationships you wish to have rights granted to a sitting on sitting on the podium today. i cannot in good conscience tell my constituents that their country does not value their bond, their commitment her family. i ask you just to consider my words and thank you again. it's a privilege to ha
production and find out how much capacity to utilize in march. speaking of the markets and the economy, our own steve liesman caught up with new treasury secretary jack lew yet. among the topics discussed, whether there is a reason to worry about a bubble right now. >> the analysis i've seen doesn't give me reason to be worried right now. i think one of the lessons we learned from 2008, 2009 is that even when things are not a problem, we always have to ask those questions. we need to make sure that our -- we have the transparency to see what's going on in firms, in markets. we need to have the regulatory tools to deal with problems as they develop. >> and we're going to talk more about the markets and questions about a potential bubble later on this morning. we've got a great guest lineup today, guys. named money manager bill miller of legg mason and former fed chairman alan greenspan. we're going to find out if he sees any similarities between today's environment and the situation back in 1996. the last time we had this kind of run when he gave his now famous irrational exuberance speech.
obamaism, big government. you know, government investment to try to turn the economy around. higher taxes. i think that's something that they're going to want to continue. >> it does seem if you did take that away, then we would only be talking about there's rand paul's vision, marco rubio's vision and -- >> and there's real splits on the republican side. >> what do you got sunday? >> we'll talk about the budget debate, van hollen and mccarthy debate each other and rome and the new papacy and what it means to american politics as well. >> we talk about the rising tide of hispanic americans and it seems like the catholic americans are seeing the same thing around the world. >> even more quickly than the republican party has apparently. >> even faster. david gregory, we'll be watching, thank youure siyouure. >>> and we'll talk to michael orren, obama's wish list, the president has an idea how he'd like to spend free time in tel aviv. >> sometimes i have this fantasy that i can put on a disguise and, you know, wear a fake mustache and i could wander through tel aviv and go to a bar and -- >>
every word i say for or against me. it's made our life easier and also changed our economy. you go to grocery store today and find machines doing the jobs people once did. one person because of automation can do the work by people used to do. it's the world around us that is changed and had an impact on our people. on our hard-working people, many of seeing jobs wiped out. just been doing 20 years gone overnight. .. to protect the people who are struggling and they don't want want to take in want to take it away from anybody. the vast majority of americans in the hard-working middle class don't want to take away from people that have made. they do want to hurt the people that are trying. they wonder who is fighting for them. who's fighting for the hard-working everyday people who do things right and do not complain that have built this nation? and conservative believers in limited government and free enterprise that that is our challenge in their and the opportunity. to be there for them and by the way i can think of a better call because our hard-working middle-class is one of the
have in our economy and deficit. center sessions? >> i commend senator enzi. you have to know what the budget does in regard to directing the closing of loopholes and deductions. plan in the budget is to spend that money. that is what the plan is. it actually spends a twice. can you put that statement on the screen? i want to call your attention. the lead democratic witness in this a very hearing room said this, for business tax reform, the lead item should be corporate tax rates in the mid- 20s, pay for that by getting rid of government that is distorting business behavior and what business the business. that was the lead democratic witness here. i asked him to repeat that. he said, but the money that you get from closing deductions and making the tax code simpler should be used to reduce the rates -- he said yes. senator baucus believes that. members of your committee have all talked about the need to simplify and reduce the rates, but it will use the money you get from closing the polls, how can you close -- a lower the rates? this is kind of logic that we need to get through ou
the economy is on the mend. initial claims dropped 10,000 lower number than a 350 new filings many were predict brg that came out. scientists strength in the job market could intensify a debate at the fed. uncertain over the economy may be why working moms are looking for full time jobs. a spike in jobs seeking a full time over part time employment. the study found that shift has less to do with career am bigs than current realities. roughly half of the working mothers interviewed said fit hadn't been for the income they'd rather be home with children. >> about one in three american drivers uses his or her cell phone while behind the wheel. is that you? or me, perhaps? >> that is a rate higher than that compared to european drivers sowing shah that 69% of americans talked on mobile phones while driving. 31% read or send text messages. portugal came closest to the united states in talking and texting behind the wheel. >> is it's a big day saturday on the bay meadows race track. that is when the first homes go on sale. today, developers presented the mark next to the urban village will ha
's who he is. he's herbert hoover, he doesn't understand the economy and doesn't understand what's coming. >> that's not true. just for the record that's not factually true, you do realize that. >> bill: and herbert hoover didn't see the depression coming, didn't see that his policies were leading up to the armageddon. >> and that's not the issue-- >> and barack obama doesn't see it either. >> that's a red herring. >> bill: a red herring? >> yeah, you can google that-- >> it's not. it's a historical fact. hoover didn't know it was coming and we all got blasted because he didn't know and the same thing is likely to happen with barack obama. >> i'm not making an argument about herbert hoover. and the argument is whether a balanced budget is necessary for-- >> 20 trillion dollar debt by the time leaves office, that's crazy. >> the question is what kind of debt it is. >> bill: no, money is money. >> that's not true, if i blue through the econoblew through l bush did, and the war and if i investigate in technology on-- >> that's an outlay of money that will not come back to the treasury. if it
property tax base, so housing prices, the strength of our tourism economy as well as job growth. as you might imagine, revenue projections are sensitive to the overall economic condition of the city so to the degree that the pay for the recovery is slower or federal spending cuts are more significant than what we -- than we're factoring in at the moment, those projections could change. overall, the plan assumes more conservative growth rates on revenue in the third, fourth and fifth years of the plan. one to have reasons for that is that we are now going into a pretty -- into a sustained period of economic recovery and over the last number of years, we know that we haven't been able to -- we've seen booms and busts in our economy so we need to be i think responsible in our revenue projections in those third, fourth and fifth years. there's still growth rates assumed but just at a lower level. >> ms. howard, quick question for you, and i appreciate that comment, i think as you look at economic cycles and so forth, you can make an argument that we're going into a shorter economic swing, h
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challenge of dealing with our economy. meaning, he would be a true leader and we would have a budget that cuts entitlements strips money from programs from those who actually need it. and it balances out. maybe that's why the president likes to stay at home in the white house after all. joining me is peter welch of vermont, who had a chance to meet with the president today. congressman, thank you for being on "viewpoint" this evening. >> thank you. >> john: you met with the president earlier. how would you describe the meeting? were you encouraged at all by what you heard? >> quite a bit? >> john: really? >> yes, the president had a brutal campaign and he won on a very explicit commitment that he would about up the economy bring down the deficit. that was the argument to bring down the debt. there is not a disagreement between him and mr. boehner about the debt. it's how we do it and when we do it. it was reassuring when he said he was not going to chase a bad deal. he was asked about the cpi which was a great concern to democrats. what he said was look, he's going to totally maintai
. find out how this publicly-traded company grows even in the face of a weak economy. david: let's look what drove the markets today with today's data download. stocks pulling back with all three major indices closing lower. the dow snapped its longest winning streak since 1996 falling in into the red after ten straight days of gains. dow, s&p, nasdaq all ending higher for the week. utilities and financials were the week's top performing sectors, while telecom, consumer staples lagged a bit. consumer prices rising at its fastest pace in nearly four years in february, jumping .7%. the jump was fueled by a 9% surge in gasoline prices. so it was limited primarily in that one area. a 5.4% climb in energy prices overall. >>> preliminary reading showed consumer sentiment tumbled in early march to the lowest level in a year as americans face uncertainty over federal spending cuts. the index dropped to 71.8 level this month, far below february's reading of 77.6. economists forecasts of 78, sandra. sandra: we've got mark sebastian in the pits of the cme group in chicago. our market panel. john b
the true engine of america's economic growth. a rising, thriving middle class and an economy built on innovation. in my state of the union address, i said our most important task was to drive that economic growth and i meant it. every day we should be asking ourselves three questions. how do we make america a magnet for good jobs? how do we equip our people with the skills and training to do those jobs? and how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent living? those of you who have chairs, i was not sure everybody had chairs there. please feel free to sit down there. i'm sorry. everybody was standing. i thought -- one of the effects of the sequester, you had to -- get rid of chairs. that's good. i'm glad we got some chairs. so i chose argonne national lab because right now, few areas hole more promise for creating good jobs and growing our economy than how we use american energy. after years of talking about it, we're finally poised to take control of our energy future. we produce more oil than we have in 15 years. we import less oil than we have in 20 years. we've doubled t
the economy is slowly getting better. if you look, this week wasn't a real robust week in terms of data, but you did have better retail sales. you had better initial claims. today, capacity utilization at five-year highs. i think that was very impressive. so i think you continue -- we're continuing to look at about 2, 2.5% gdp. and i would say that earnings in the fourth quarter were definitely better than expected. and should we actually start to see the global easing around the world start to work, maybe your up side is on the revenue line. if margins can stay -- kind of stay where they are, i think you can have revenue acceleration over time. >> i want to get your take on what we heard this morning, rick santelli. bill miller on "squawk box" this morning. listen to what he said about stocks, talking about how that impacts the whole market. >> i think there's a lot more to go. stocks are cheap relative to bonds, and they're cheap relative to sort of the absolute levels that you'd expect, even at normalized bonds. if ten-year treasuries go to 10%, we had 6% ten-year treasuries in the 1
. the entire economy of this city is based in gaming, 33,000 people work in the industry. here at the golden nugget atlantic city casino, they have a golden nugget. look at that. they have a hotel, cay casino, d marina in the heart of new jersey. hear from the general manager at the bottom of the hour, and i sit down with a blackjack dealer and learn for the first time how to play blackjack. i never played it in the casino before, and you'll never guess how i did. it's not just gambling, but the biggest trends in alcohol these days, bourbon, plus, tobacco, porn, reality tv, and how your smart phone is a vice. we have a sinful hour ahead capping it off with how you at home as an investor can make money on it all. first tonight, our top story. obamacare's latest surprise is a new fee to hit employers. douglas holtz-eakin, president of the and former cbo director. great to talk to you. i was shocked to hear about the fee, $63, nobody knew it was coming, $63 per employee, so for a company like boeing, that's $10 million just for the fee alone. what is it for, and why didn't we hear about this be
down. >> george bush ruined the economy. obama is trying to save it. >> stephanie: yes, lowest level of spending since eisenhower. rush limbaugh >> so what the left tries to do -- you'll hear this fill this pulpit praise for his behavior towards the poor and people in the thir world, and it's going to be an attempt to soften him up, because eventually what they want him to do is renounce christ. that is the objective of the progressives who oppose the catholic church. >> stephanie: oh! oh! it's progressives that -- you mean alter boy rape? what do we oppose? >> no progressives want the pope to renounce christ. >> stephanie: oh yes, that's on the top of my list. >> huh? >> he is just making stuff up. >> stephanie: and that's why pat boon would come in on fox business channel. >> he is following his play book which is [ inaudible ] rule for radicals. >> come on. >> this is the guy that trained him to be a marksist, a socialist, a progressive -- >> those are not the same things! >> -- but there has to be some kind of reasoning for what he does. he has a plan which he
. and the federal government last year in the midst of this terrible recession, the midst of this difficult economy, added $33.9 billion in additional costs through regulatory activity that's going to take 81 million hours to complete. let's do some back of the envelope math, mr. speaker. 81 million hours. the average work year, 40 hours a week, you work 50 weeks a year, that's 2000 hours. 000 hours. that's 40,000 people. who will spend every working all of every working day year long just to meet the new federal regulatory burden. mr. speaker, i don't wonder why it is that entrepreneurial activity is the lowest it's been since we began keeping records. the wonder is that folks are still trying at all. i had someone say that to me, mr. speaker. i was visiting with a group of honor students. i represent two counties in the north metro atlanta area. we were talking about what you want to do when you grow up. we were talking about america as a land of opportunity where you can do anything you want to do. where it's our birthright to be filled with opportunities that our parents never dreamed of having
this economy, the obama economy on its way back. happy. are you ready for this? are you ready, dan? a happy friday. ♪ alleluia. ♪ >> bill: friday march 15th. ♪ alleluia. ♪ >> favorite day around the full court press. it seems like this friday was a long time in coming. i don't know. maybe it's because this week -- this was a 5-day work week for me. >> appear 5-day work week >> bill: i didn't get to take a couple of days off this week. great to see you this friday. thank you for joining us here and being part of the full court press as we come to you live on current tv, as we come to you live on your local progressive talk radio station where you happen to be in this great land of ours, whether it's los angeles or chicago or asheville, north carolina or buffalo, new york or any spot in between or -- and how about madison wisconsin? didn't mean to check over that. a lot of great places. also, coming to you live on sirius xm, this hour only. lots to talk about. a lot that you are going to want to comment on. we will give you a lot of different ways to
secretary jack lew weighs in on the markets and the american economy. his interview just ahead. >>> and the tsa under fire. the growing backlash over knives on planes. what every traveler needs to know. good evening, everyone, and welcome to our public television viewers. suzy, the market beat goes on and on. >> it's like the energizer bunny. it just keeps going and going. the dow marches on higher for the tenth day in a row, the first time since 1997 -- 1996. it ended at 14,539. the nasdaq added 14 and the broader s&p 500 gained almost 9 points, and it's now just 2 points away from its own record high close. >>> there is some concern that the rise in the markets may have been too high too fast. and this could be the start of a market bubble. but newly installed treasury secretary jack lew tells steve liesman not so. >> the analysis i've seen doesn't give me reason to be worried right now. >> we'll have more of steve's interview with the treasury secretary in just a few minutes. >>> as the dow hits unprecedenteded heights and the s&p 500 nears its own peak tantalizingly close t
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